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Total loan: $8,000

Noelle

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Hansville, WA, United States / Agriculture

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A loan helped a woman-owned company buy equipment for an apiary, nest removal services, & online honey store.


Noelle's story

I worked in Information Technology for 10 years. While working for the DoD in Cyber Security I was exposed to toxic black mold and became so sick that I was not able to work for 2 years. When I learned that I would not be able to go back to an office type environment because of the new chemical sensitivities triggered by the mold exposure I decided to take a yearlong commercial beekeeping course in Canada. While at school I learned about all aspects of honeybee management and value-added products. One of the subjects I learned about was apitherapy; using all the properties honeybees produce from the hive for medicinal or healing purposes. I began my own treatment of bee venom therapy and I became exponentially healthier. The combination of the bee venom and conventional medicine is exactly what my body needed to recover. My passion is to share nature and the healing properties of honeybees by creating educational materials about apitherapy and making apitherapy products.